Give the gift of peace of mind this holiday season

It seems like retailers start decorating for the holidays earlier and earlier each year. Seeing those decorations puts us in the mindset of family time and gift giving. Yet the one gift that can give our family true peace of mind in the event of a crisis – an...

Thankful for Grandchildren: Two Options for College Savings

Most grandparents love few things more than spoiling their grandchildren. One great way for grandparents to help provide for their grandchildren is to help fund their college education. The Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) and the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act...

Disabled veterans are entitled to benefits from service

Everyday, but especially today, we are grateful for our veterans. Many veterans are unaware of the benefits that are available to them because of their service. In addition to federal benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability...

Proactive planning limits estate recovery

It is no secret that the cost of long-term care can be out of reach for many families. Often, those families turn to state Medicaid programs to help pay for care for a loved one, and then are surprised to receive a bill upon their loved one’s death. Estate recovery,...

Texas Code prohibits scattering ashes without a will

In Texas, only those individuals who execute a will prior to passing away may elect to have their ashes scattered following cremation. Section § 711.002 of the Texas Health and Safety Code states that the remains of a person who passed away without a will must be...

Home care can help many seniors maintain independence

After an injury or hospital stay, the first thing many people think is, “when can I go home?” Home is a comfortable, familiar place. A person knows where his things are, has his favorite place to sit and read a book or watch TV and can control his surroundings. The...